Prospects and Problems of Medical Tourism in China

1MA Yuaner, Juhaini Binti Jabar

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Abstract:

China has a long history and culture of traditional medicine, along with the increasingly sophisticated Western medical technology, is still seriously underdeveloped in the global healthcare travel industry. A massive population, lastingly uneven distribution of medical resources in the country, and the advancement of medical technology and the affordability of medical procedures in foreign countries, prompt China to become a major medical tourists-generating country for the global business (Pualo., 2018). The global medical tourism market was valued at $53,768 million in 2017 (“The global medical tourism market,” 2019), but China accounted for less than $100 million, lagging far behind other Asian countries including Thailand, India and Malaysia. Type of Paper--- Review

Keywords:

medical tourism, China, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), healthcare

Paper Details
Month6
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 9
Pages4426-4431